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“Ancient Temple of Lord Shiva”
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Bhuleshwar Temple
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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“Ancient Temple of Lord Shiva”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This temple is kind of least visited by tourist who want to see Pune in 1 or 2 days. This is around 50 KM from Pune and towards Solapur road. You need to pass UraliKanchan and then keep looking towards your right if travelling from Pune. From road again it is around 10 KM inside. If you are lucky you can see farms full of flowers like Marigold and its other varieties ( Shewanti in Marathi ). You can spot many farms with Onions as well. Last couple of KMs are bit steep and sharp turns as this temple is situated on a hill. However you can take your car upto the steps of temple so no need to worry. Local people celebrate Mahashivratri and you can find some crowd during Mondays so if possible you may avoid these days. Also plan to visit this place when sun is setting or early morning. Completely avoid during afternoon otherwise you will not enjoy calmness provided by temple. Once you enter temple you shall find big Nandi ( Vehicle of Lord Shiva ). The whole temple is famous for beautiful carving on its walls and pillars. Light is little less inside. I believe photography is allowed inside. You can enter the main Gabhara and bow your head in front of ShivLinga. Sit there for a while and enchant OM with deep breathing in and out. The experience you will gain there is will take you out of this materialistic world till somebody else brings you back. Enjoying the wind while standing out side of the temple during evening is a pleasant experience. Its a worthwhile trip to this temple.

Visited May 2012
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“Exquisitely carved temple”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Bhuleshwar is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Its is known for its exquisite sculptures. It is located 10kms from Yavat village and 50kms from Pune off the Pune–Solapur highway (on Yavat-Saswad road). It was built around 800 years ago. One can see a big Nandi at the entrance. The walls of the sabhamandap and gabhara are corrugated in structure and deftly sculpted with statuetes of nymphs and other celestial beings, besides several Gods and Godesses. The other walls have stories from the hindu epics of Ramayana and the Mahabharata etched in mural form. The area is very quiet and inside of temple is also very peaceful. Overall a very good place to visit.

Visited March 2013
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“Temple that has Feminine angle of all Gods”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Temple was very peaceful, a big Nandi at the entrance. This temple has feminine angle of all gods. While visiting this temple we must look at the walls its unique.

Visited August 2012
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“It is a jewel”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Bhuleshwar is a temple of Lord Shiva, situated on a hill and was built about 800 years ago. There are classical carvings on the walls that will captivate your heart. Whats more, they allow you to sit inside the temple, which is a real peaceful experience and take photos. View from the temple compound is extremely beautiful, esp. in monsoon time. An ideal place for picnic/outing with family.

Visited July 2012
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“Peaceful & serene marvel !”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Route - when coming from Pune, from hadapsar, you have to go straight on Solapur Highway & cross Urukli Kanchan. About 3 kms before Yawat, you will see a board of "Bhuleshwar Temple" to your left side & you will see a road going upside at the right side of the highway. This road goes to Bhuleshwar Teample. Besically, from Hadapsar, you need to travel a distance of around 40 kms & cross 2 toll nakas to get to this road on the right side of the highway going upside to Bhuleshawar Temple. Another simple point - you need to go straight after 2nd toll by around 3 kms & then, you will see this road ! Now, this should be sufficient to locate the road !! Also, note that, from this uphill road, you have to go at least around 8 kms inside (by following the road) up to the top of the hill (you will see the temple at the top of the the hill at your right side)

Picknic essentials: Here, i am covering only food part. Since, you will not get good food nearby, you need to pack your own food, water & snacks etc. if you are planning to go to this temple.

Temple: Great art - carved entirely on black stones. Must see. Very peaceful. Great atmosphere (we went on 1st Jan. 2013). If you are planning to visit there, you should stay there for at least 3 hours there relaxing.

Timing for 1 day tour: If you leave Pune around 10.30 am, you should reach the temple at around 12 noon to 12.30 pm. If you will leave temple at around 4.30 pm, you can reach another good spot "Sanskruti" (from the temple, when coming back to Pune, it is just before the second toll naka at left hand side) . Timing of Sanskuti is from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm. You can enjoy food, games, music shows, magic shows, mehandi, tattos etc etc at Sanskuti (entry fee - including food & games & entertainment is Rs. 450/- per adult & Rs. 300/- per child).

Above makes a perfect 1 day outing !! This outing can be rated as 5 stars !!

Visited January 2013
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